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Paul Carrack

An ever in-demand musician’s musician, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Paul Carrack has enjoyed a career in music which spans more than 40 years. He brings his 2017 tour to the Ipswich Regent Theatre on 11th March.   GrapevineLIVE’s Graham Cleaver chatted to him recently about the tour, recording, and his impressive CV  …

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Ray Davies

It is the captivating story of how The Kinks rose to stardom during the Swinging Sixties, and the Olivier Award-winning show Sunny Afternoon is coming to Norwich Theatre Royal for one week only from April 11-15. The Kinks front man Ray Davies talks to John Bultitude about the UK tour …

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Patch and The Giant

I had the pleasure of chatting with Angie Rance of Patch and the Giant recently.   If, like me, you have never come across this band you will have two opportunities to see them in our region soon.  Firstly at Cambridge folk Club at the Golden Hind and then at The …

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Mike McClean

Before Christmas we had a chat with Mike McClean who was playing the jester in Ipswich Regent’s Panto, Sleeping Beauty. The jester is back at the Regent on the 14th January in his own show, so naturally we had to talk about what makes people laugh. What is the biggest change …

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Ella Gilling

Ella Gilling is playing the Princess in Sleeping Beauty at Ipswich Regent this year.  Not only is this her first ever Panto role but she hasn’t ever seen a Panto – oh no she hasn’t!  Ella took time out from rehearsals to talk to us. I heard rumour that you’ve …

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Sheila Ferguson

Sheila Ferguson is playing the wicked fairy this year in Sleeping Beauty at Ipswich Regent.  Grapevine had the pleasure of talking to her just as rehearsals started.  I was reading your twitter feed this morning and I have to ask: is that Shelia Ferguson on the keyboard or do you …

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Mike McClean

Sitting in an empty theatre on a Tuesday afternoon in Ipswich, Grapevine’s Tony Bell chatted to Mike McClean who plays The Jester in this year’s production of Sleeping Beauty. You must be a fan of Panto, as you’ve been doing it for quite some time? Yeah I do, I love …

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Alex Byrne

Beauty and the Beast is this year’s Christmas Show at Cambridge Junction.  It is a joint presentation by Tobacco Factory Theatre and New International Encounter.   Alex Byrne formed NIE in 2001 and directs the show.  We spoke to Alex before Beauty and the Beast opened in Cambridge. Why did …

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Leo Moran

*Please note: the tour has been rescheduled, see more here*  After a three-and-a-half-year break, the Saw Doctors are back on the road with a UK tour that kicks off at The Tramshed in Cardiff on 28th November.   Tony Bell talks with founding member Leo Moran about the band, the Waterboys …

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Keith Sadler

Ahead of his “Songwriters of Suffolk” gig in aid of Suffolk MIND at the John Peel Centre in Stowmarket on the 26th of November, we had a chat with Keith Sadler. We spoke about what to expect from the gig, his many musical incarnations and influences and what else is …

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